Customer Service Assistant

Job Categories: Customer Service
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: Wilkes-Barre PA

Maternal and Family Health Services’ programs touch the lives of over 90,000 people each year and empower individuals and families of diverse backgrounds to lead healthier lives. Our mission of empowerment, inclusion, and caring extends to our valued staff as well.  We are better together because of our diversity, recognition of differences as strengths, and commitment to providing a culture of acceptance internally as well as to the people we serve.   

Working to meet the health and nutritional needs of women, children and families with information, education, and quality care, MFHS is currently seeking a full time Customer Service Assistant for our Administrative Office location with options to work remotely. 


The Customer Service Assistant is responsible for providing exceptional customer service to MFHS clients. This position will review available programs and services with callers, explain eligibility criteria, schedule appointments, field questions and assist in the resolution of obstacles to needed services.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Answer phones with the goal of promoting a positive customer service experience.  Properly utilize telephone system software according to guidelines.  Retrieve voicemail messages and return calls daily. 
  • Ensure that the client is given both the appropriate information regarding potential eligibility and the documentation required for the visit to the identified location. 
  • Utilizing electronic scheduling software look up/revise client appointments as necessary to accommodate client request, schedule clients for program appointments within appropriate time frames, provide and document all scheduled appointments according to policy. 
  • Model excellent customer service skills by meeting established productivity standards (goals) and responding to all client requests for information in a cheerful, friendly, “smiling” voice. 
  • Process and respond to WIC on-line pre-applications as needed, assist with data entry for customer satisfaction surveys as needed.  Support customer service goals of MFHS. 
  • Promote and contribute to organizational and programmatic goals. 


  • Perform other administrative or WIC program related tasks and duties as assigned.  


  • High School Diploma/GED 
  • 1 year of work experience 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required 
  • Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record & FBI Clearances 
  • Knowledge of computer and phone systems 
  • Excellent Customer Service and communication skills 
  • Ability sit for long periods of time 
  • Occasionally Bending, Kneeling, Pushing/Pulling, Reaching, Squatting, Standing, Turning, and Twisting 
  • Ability to interact appropriately with a variety of individuals including customers/clients  
  • Ability to work as an integral part of a team  

MFHS offers employees:  

  • Excellent employee and family medical, dental, and vision Insurance  
  • 11 paid holidays  
  • Generous paid time off  
  • Earn 2 weeks to start, 3 weeks after 2 years, and 4 weeks after 4 years!  
  • 4 personal days  
  • Earn sick time beginning your first day  
  • 100% 401k Company Match (up to 6% of compensation) 
  • MFHS Paid Life and Disability Insurance  
  • Employee Assistance Programs 
  • Supplemental Benefits  
  • Family friendly schedules – no holidays, evenings, or weekends 
  • Paid training & development  
  • Flexible leave options 
  • Wonderfully collaborative and supportive culture 

Join our compassionate & caring team! 

MFHS is an ADA and EEO employer. Persons representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply